Covid-19 - Important information 22nd June 2021
International travel has restarted, governed by a traffic light system. The system will help travellers to understand COVID requirements when travelling back to England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland from a green, amber or red country.
Before buying travel insurance, you should think about what could happen if your destination moves from a green list country to an amber or red list country. You may face extra costs and face travel restrictions that won't be covered by your travel insurance policy.
The traffic light system only tells you what you have to do when returning to England or Scotland, as there will be strict border control measures in place. So even if a country is on the green list, you still need to check your destination's entry requirements and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advice for travelling there. If the Foreign Office has advised against travel to your destination and you still decide to travel, you won’t be covered by any travel insurance policy you buy.
A few insurers do offer cover if you're an essential traveler, but if you have any questions, you should check the policy wording or contact your chosen provider before you buy.
How much is worldwide travel insurance?
The cost of a policy normally depends on certain things, including:
- Where you're travelling to
- How long you'll be away for
- Your age
- If you've got any pre-existing medical conditions
Here are the average costs of policies for different regions around the world:
Worldwide inc. US, Canada and Caribbean
Worldwide exc. US, Canada and Caribbean
Australia and New Zealand
1. Confused.com travel data: Average price of all premiums (12 months) August 2020 – October 2020
Things such as medical care usually cost more in the US, Canada, and the Caribbean, so premiums for these countries are normally more expensive.
What our travel insurance expert says
How much medical treatment you’re entitled to can vary in countries all over the world. You can save yourself a shocking medical bill costing you £1000’s, by making sure you’ve got a worldwide travel insurance policy that covers you for all the countries that you plan on visiting.
If that's not enough of a reason for you, buying one policy could save you time and money rather than having to buy single-trip cover for each country that you visit.
Travel insurance product executive
Need more help?
Yes, the UK is covered as part of any worldwide travel insurance policies that we offer.
If you’re looking for specific cover for just the UK, you can get one of our UK travel insurance policies. If you need a single-trip policy, make sure you list the UK as one of the countries you’ll be visiting on your trip don’t list the UK as one of the countries you’ll be visiting when getting your quote to make sure you’re covered.
We would recommend buying your policy as soon as you’ve booked your trip. That way, if you have to cancel certain accommodation or onward travel, you’ll be covered and won’t be out of pocket.
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